NEWS RELEASE                     
For Immediate Release 

  Eric Davis, Marketing & Communications Director
                505.424.2351, or

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

Presents the

2020 Virtual Holiday Marketplace

IAIA Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Artists 

to Sell their Works on the IAIA Website

Monday, November 16, 2020 - Through the Holidays

SANTA FE, N.M - November 12, 2020

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will present the 2020 Virtual Holiday Marketplace -- beginning Monday, November 16, 2020 through the holidays -- at

Due to COVID-19, We want to keep our community safe while promoting the Art of our IAIA Community for the Holiday Season.

Through IAIA's Alumni Relations Office the school is bringing the Virtual Marketplace to life to help our IAIA Family find other ways of selling their art -- and encourage everyone to enjoy gifting these treasures for the Holidays.

2019 Holiday Art Market. Photo by Eric Davis.
Courtesy of IAIA.

The 2020 IAIA Holiday Marketplace will feature works of art by more than 50 artists including:

Ishkoten Dougi - (Jicarilla/Navajo) Alumni '96 
Terran Last Gun - (Piikani) Alumni '16 
DeAnna Suazo - (Taos Pueblo) Student '20 
Esther Belin - (Diné) Alumni '95 
Karl Duncan - (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara/San Carlos Apache) Alumni '09 
Nicole Lawe - (Karuk) Alumni '16 
Kiera Lasiloo - (Zuni) Alumni '12 
Venaya Yazzie - (Diné Hopi) Alumni '96 
Avis Charley - (Spirit Lake Dakota/Diné) Alumni '18 
Carmen Selam - (Yakama) Alumni '17 
Frank Andrews - (Nez Perce Band of Colville Confederated Tribe) Alumni '17 
Anthony Deiter - (Plains Cree/Saulteaux) Faculty  
Barbara Robidoux - (Eastern Cherokee) Alumni 
Darby Raymond-Overstreet - (Navajo) Staff 
Emily Peck - Alumni '19
Esther Ramirez - Student '20
Penny Singer - (Diné) Alumni '96 
Lorenzo Cassa (Manuel) - (San Carlos Apache Tribe) Alumni '78 
Don Edd - (Navajo) Alumni '95 
Mikayla Patton - (Oglala Lakota) Alumni 19 
George Cramer - (Karuk) Alumni '17 
Thompson Chicharello - (Canyoncito Bands of Navajo) Alumni '05 
Joeseph Arnoux - (Piikani/Sp'q'n'I) Student 
Tedra Begay - (Navajo) Alumni '95 
Monica Lovato - (San Felipe/ Santo Domingo Pueblo) Student '23 
Lauren Arthur - (Nez Perce) Alumni '20 
Shirley Brauker -  (Little River Band Of Ottawa Indians) Alumni '89
Peterson Yazzie - [Dineh (Navajo)] Alumni '05  

And many more IAIA community members.

    2019 Holiday Art Market. Photo by Eric Davis. Courtesy of IAIA.

Roanna Shebala (Diné/Zuni), Alumni Relations Officer and the producer of the Holiday Marketplace, had this to say about the 2020 Market: "The Holiday Market is one of my favorite events to attend for as long as I've been here at IAIA. Since becoming the Alumni Relations Officer and learning about some of the amazing artists that IAIA has cultivated, I'm so happy to help within my capacity to promote, uplift, and keep them safe -- especially from COVID-19. This is why I wanted to create this directory that is our Holiday Market. It will host our Alumni, Staff, Faculty, and Students. Unfortunately, we will not have an in-person market, but I hope this helps our artists. I look forward to when our Holiday Market is open to the public once again."

To arrange an interview with Roanna or any of the participating artists, please contact Eric Davis at 505.424.2351, or

2019 Holiday Art Market. Photo by Eric Davis. Courtesy of IAIA.

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Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, and Performing Arts -- an MFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Studio Arts (coming soon) -- along with certificates in Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History -- IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves approximately 500 full time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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